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Security personnel prepare to enter the Terminal 21 mall, where a mass shooting took place in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP via Getty Images

A soldier killed at least 26 people and wounded 52 others in a shooting at a popular shopping mall in northeastern Thailand before being killed inside the building, the country's prime minister told a news conference Sunday, per Channel News Asia.

What else we know: Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha told reporters the soldier's 17-hour shooting spree began Saturday over a "debt dispute," AFP reports.

  • Defense Ministry spokesperson Lt. Gen. Kongcheep Tantrawanich said the soldier, identified as Sgt. Maj. Jakrapanth Thomma, was behind the attack in Terminal 21 mall in the northeastern city of Nakhon Ratchasim, per AP.
  • The rampage started at a military base, where he shot a superior officer and injured several others, the New York Times notes.
  • Facebook told the NYT it identified a brief live video posted by the suspected shooter. Sarah Pollack, a Facebook spokesperson, told the Times that Facebook had not found evidence that the shooting was streamed on Facebook Live.

Go deeper: The mass shooting news cycle is still short-lived

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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Mike Allen, author of AM
2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Biden's "overwhelming force" doctrine

President-elect Biden arrives to introduce his science team in Wilmington yesterday. Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

President-elect Biden has ordered up a shock-and-awe campaign for his first days in office to signal, as dramatically as possible, the radical shift coming to America and global affairs, his advisers tell us. 

The plan, Part 1 ... Biden, as detailed in a "First Ten Days" memo from incoming chief of staff Ron Klain, plans to unleash executive orders, federal powers and speeches to shift to a stark, national plan for "100 million shots" in three months.

Off the Rails

Episode 2: Barbarians at the Oval

Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. This Axios series takes you inside the collapse of a president.

Episode 2: Trump stops buying what his professional staff are telling him, and increasingly turns to radical voices telling him what he wants to hear. Read episode 1.

President Trump plunked down in an armchair in the White House residence, still dressed from his golf game — navy fleece, black pants, white MAGA cap. It was Saturday, Nov. 7. The networks had just called the election for Joe Biden.

Fringe right plots new attacks out of sight

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Domestic extremists are using obscure and private corners of the internet to plot new attacks ahead of Inauguration Day. Their plans are also hidden in plain sight, buried in podcasts and online video platforms.

Why it matters: Because law enforcement was caught flat-footed during last week's Capitol siege, researchers and intelligence agencies are paying more attention to online threats that could turn into real-world violence.